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U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels

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U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels | Science | AAAS
U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels

Every cloud has a silver lining. Along with the news that a Senate spending subcommittee today approved a paltry $46 million budget increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fiscal year 2017 came what appears to be a bright spot for ocean science. In February, the agency had requested funds to design and construct two new regional class research vessels (RCRVs). But instead, the panel has approved funding three such vessels. The three ships, the Senate panel noted, would allow each major coastal region of the United States—the East and West coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico—to have its own dedicated vessel.

The promise of new ships has been a long-cherished hope for many ocean scientists. RCRVs are among the smaller vessels in the federal fleet, optimized for work in coastal waters, estuaries, and bays. The need for them became particularly apparent in 2010, when researchers sought to quickly reach the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but found a dearth of available ships. Two of the three RCRVs in the fleet have since retired.

Of course yall know one of the missions of these ships will be to conduct experiments and measure the effects of global warming……….Maybe some in the GOP have some forward looking vision………….Ya just never know
 

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U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels | Science | AAAS
U.S. Senate calls for building three, not two, new regional research vessels

Every cloud has a silver lining. Along with the news that a Senate spending subcommittee today approved a paltry $46 million budget increase for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fiscal year 2017 came what appears to be a bright spot for ocean science. In February, the agency had requested funds to design and construct two new regional class research vessels (RCRVs). But instead, the panel has approved funding three such vessels. The three ships, the Senate panel noted, would allow each major coastal region of the United States—the East and West coasts, and the Gulf of Mexico—to have its own dedicated vessel.

The promise of new ships has been a long-cherished hope for many ocean scientists. RCRVs are among the smaller vessels in the federal fleet, optimized for work in coastal waters, estuaries, and bays. The need for them became particularly apparent in 2010, when researchers sought to quickly reach the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but found a dearth of available ships. Two of the three RCRVs in the fleet have since retired.

Of course yall know one of the missions of these ships will be to conduct experiments and measure the effects of global warming……….Maybe some in the GOP have some forward looking vision………….Ya just never know

Research into climate change will only lead to better understanding. What good is that? ;)
 

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Research into climate change will only lead to better understanding. What good is that? ;)

What good you ask?............. More evidence for the climate deniers to say is not true nor prove anything.................What else?

The GOP recognizes they are running out of things to be against...........

so they are trying to kick start one of the old one............ as they look for new issues to be against
 

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What good you ask?............. More evidence for the climate deniers to say is not true nor prove anything.................What else?

The GOP recognizes they are running out of things to be against...........

so they are trying to kick start one of the old one............ as they look for new issues to be against

You will sure need a lot more evidence of the expected impact on life styles.
 

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Never raised that as an issue............

That might, in fact, be the main gap and dishonesty in the whole discussion.
 
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